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VillageFest

Address: Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado, Downtown, Palm Springs, CA
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Ranked #11 of 101 things to do in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Flea & street markets, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Flea & street markets, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers, musicians, farmer's market, gifts and lots of food.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is another must do if you are in Palm Springs on a Thursday evening. There is food, music, old people, young people, babies, etc. It is a fun to stroll about, have a bite to eat, enjoy a little music, and people watching.

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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112 reviews 112 reviews
44 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Think of yourself walking shoulder to shoulder with a street full of people stopping to look at things and cutting in front of you to buy crafts. Yeah, won't do that again. By the time we walked down the street we were "peopled-out" and went to a quiet restaurant for a meal away from the crowds. There wasn't anything too... More 

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Littlerock, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A lot of things to buy, most of which are hand crafted. Good food and music!! We have been going to this VillageFest for many years, and never tire of the entertainment.

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Heerhugowaard
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121 reviews 121 reviews
38 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Village Fest is a great Palm Springs tradition. When we are staying in Palm Springs we go there every week. The atmosphere is really nice. Stroll around, taste some popcorn, look at some nice artwork or jewelry, have a bite to eat or a massage. There is something for everyone!

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Lafayette, Indiana
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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

... to stroll down the main thoroughfare of Palm Springs on a Thursday evening in the middle of Winter? Don't mind if we do. We found out about this weekly event from the fine folks at the Palm Springs Visitor's Center. We were pleased to find out that it was four blocks long and was completely lined with stalls for... More 

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Gullane, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
25 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Loads of stalls line the main street every Thursday from 6pm onwards. Loads of people roam the street - products on sale range from lost of arty craft stuff to food of all sorts, music, religious stalls, etc., etc.

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Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Good time to see many vendors. It goes four blocks give yourself about a two hour time frame to do the whole thing right. You may want to get there at 5 and have a nice dinner at one of the restaurants on the sidewalk to see you start up. Lots of crowds.

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East Coast
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It is so nice to be able to walk outside on a warm night and see what the various vendors have. All of the bars and restaurants have outdoor seating so people watching with a cold drink is fun too! There is a good variety of products as well with the vendors.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After dining at the local Blue Coyote Grill we came upon this Village Fest of venders, plenty of choices to eat at and lots of art work, candles and other goodies to buy. You must wear comfortable shoes or you will be in trouble and you also must love crowds because this street scene gets very crowded. I enjoyed it... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A walk through the Village Fest displays "trinkets and trash" merchandising, bored vendors of packaged nuts and dried fruit, and food with little appeal for contemporary tastes. It is not a Farmer's Market by any stretch of the imagination. Some reviews speak of difficult parking, but we have never experienced any difficulty within a block or two. A few tours... More 

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